There are two graphic novels that are head and shoulders the best of the year. If they are not nominated, there is no justice.
Batman: The Court of Owls, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo (DC)
Saga, Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughn, Fiona Staples (Image)
My other top picks include:
Dial H, Vol. 1: Into You, China Miéville, Mateus Santolouco (DC)
The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 1, Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitavro (Image)
A Wrinkle in Time, adapted by Hope Larson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
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